This morning’s ftp problems were due to a…

Thu May 6 11:08:35 PDT 1999 — This morning’s ftp problems were due to a single file — a game for the NeoGeo. From reading the connection logs, it appears that darned near the entire country of Japan is dogpiling on our FTP server.

Because of the impact, we are denying connections to our ftp server from the .jp domain. Even so, we are receiving about 7 connections per second from .jp hosts, which we suspect will continue until after prime-time (Japan time). Once that load goes down, we will re-enable access for the domain. -Scott

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